Mountains is an active stratovolacano located on the north
Island of New Zealand. The Ruapehu makes part of the Taupo
Volcanic Zone. The Ruapehu is one of the most active volcanos of
the world and is the largest active volcano in New Zealand. The
eruption of the Ruapehu started for around 250,000 years ago.
The main eruptions the last years occurred in 1845, 1945 and
1995-1996. In maori ruapehu means pit of noise or exploding pit.
When visitors decide to visit the Mount Ruapehu are warned that
the weather may change over the day and that they should bring
wit them a basic survival equipment. The Mount Ruapehu has a
height of two thousand seven hundred and ninety seven meters.
The first to ascent the Mount Ruapehu was G. Beetham and J.P.
Maxwell in 1997.